South Downs Eco Farm Project

client: South Downs Eco Coop
Farm site: Devils Dyke, Sussex

In march 2014, ATA began undertaking long term involvement with SDEC to look at the future possibilities and plans for their farm to the north of Brighton in the South Downs National Park area.

The project aims are to be an environmental resource and educational centre, exemplifying a sustainable permaculture approach and eco building design principles.

The site consists of a small holding of 7.5 acres (3.03 hectares) with an existing 1980’s farmhouse and extensive outbuildings. There are three main fields, bounded by agricultural land, a public foot path and a cycle route.

The main features are…July 2014 open day held to welcome interested parties and ascertain interest and ideas from  the local community and friends, meetings have been held with advisors and stakeholders

The only mains connection is for electricity; water is supplied from a private borehole on the site, and waste water is processed via an existing septic tank. Heating is currently via solid fuel rayburn with back boiler.

South Downs Eco Farm